I cannot maintain this space....
Okay, gulp. I took the picture about a month ago. Got rid of some more fabric, created some more boxes which fit on the shelves to corral floss, etc. Got pictures hung up. Got items out of there which didn't belong.
Spent a week sewing and BAM! Right back where I started from, if not worse. I go through this over and over. This space is 8x10. I'd planned on getting custom shelving and work tables built, but I cannot seem to figure out how to work in this space. It's a cool space. It has a small staircase right where I'm standing and behind me is a mirror image of this space, only I use it as a sitting/reading/thinking space. It has a door which opens up to my rooftop garden over the garage. And it's mine, all mine.
I like open storage. I don't want to have to open doors to grab what I need. I need to be able to use all three machines, iron, do my rug making, or be able to clear off a table space for doing crafts with the kids. My middle aged eyes are catching up with me, so I really need the machine I'm using to be under the natural light of the window. I really do use the iron on a daily basis. I usually use my machine several times a week.
I've looked at those sewing tables, but once it was set up I wouldn't have room to walk around it and I would again be away from the light. Anything else and I'll have to have it shipped, so it's hard for me to know if it would meet my needs. I can only get rid of so much...I don't have great access to the type of stuff I work with, so when I find it I have to grab it (lets not even talk about my stash of wool in the laundry room.)
I keep thinking that if I would get the furniture it would fix the problem, but I know my thinking is skewed. If I can't keep my cheap-o shelves organized having expensive ones won't fix that. Or maybe it would if I had rollers put on the bottoms of the tables.